Monday, January 27, 2014

Pyrrhus and Harold Godwinson Command Stands

Yet a couple more command stands for Hail Caesar - Pyrrhus, King of the Molossians and Harold, the Last Anglo-Saxon King of England.
Pyrrhus is a Relic Miniatures figure and his standard bearer a Redoubt figure from their Oscan range. King Harold and his body guard are both Crusader Miniatures figures. All were painted a few years ago.

I highly recommend the grass tufts and flowers from Army Painter - they really make enhancing bases quick and easy. They're also very reasonably priced, and the tufts come in various shades.
Both of these kings met their fate on the battlefield, and were both noteworthy warriors. Unfortunately, both are remembered more for their demise rather than their feats.

22 comments:

  1. Fantastic detail and the grey horse especially looks top notch.
    Dan

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  2. Great work and paint Dean .
    Greetings .

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  3. Lovely work... but what else could one expect!

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  4. Great work, Dean - Pyrrhus is particularly fine!

    I've become quite fascinated lately with the oddball fringe of the Hellenistic world; Epirus and Pontus and their wars with Rome have been much on my reading list recently.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Thanks for the nice comments, everyone.

    @ Ev: Yes, the Twilight of Greece.

    Best, Dean

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  6. Nicely done the horses and riders paint jobs really stand out.

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  7. Excellent Pyrrhus and Harold, Dean!

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  8. Thanks for the nice comments, Gents. Dean

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  9. These are great Dean. The bright colours really pop. I'm sorely tempted by the period when I see figs like these.

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  10. Pretty cool seeing a mounted Harold.

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  11. Thanks for the kind words, Gentlemen; much appreciated.

    @ Michael - your brushwork would look great on these Ancients.

    @ Neil - agreed - most times he's a foot figure - in fact, the Crusader set comes with a foot version - yet to be painted.

    Warm Regards and thanks for visiting. dean

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  12. I see more and better jobs. Great.

    Sławek.

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  13. Thank you kindly, Slawek! Best, Dean

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  14. Great paintjob Dean, love these stands...

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  15. Good work Dean, really enjoy seeing your latest works. I do like those nasty dark age/medieval type looks like they are ready to loot, pillage and... whats that other one... the one before burn? ;-)

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  16. Thanks for visiting and the nice comments, Gents.

    @ Dave: I'm working on re-basing some Saxon Houscarls right and will post pics soon.

    Best, Dean

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